Brand name: Cilicaine V TM
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Active ingredients: phenoxymethylpenicillin
What it is used for
Treatment of mild to moderately severe infections due to penicillin sensitive staphylococci, pneumococci, gonococci and haemolytic streptococci infections. Therapy should be guided by bacteriological studies, including sensitivity tests, and by clinical response. For prophylactic use in recurrent streptococcal infections including the prevention of recurrence following rheumatic fever and/or Sydenham's chorea and to prevent bacterial endocarditis in patients with rheumatic fever and/or congenital heart disease who are about to undergo dental or upper respiratory surgery or instrumentation. Note: Oral penicillin should not be used as adjunctive prophylaxis for genitourinary instrumentation or surgery, lower intestinal tract surgery, sigmoidoscopy or complications of childbirth.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
- Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
- Do not Freeze
- Shelf lifetime is 18 Months.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
beige, dense, viscous creamy suspension, apricot flavour
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on March 1, 2023. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient phenoxymethylpenicillin
This medicine is generally considered safe during pregnancy if taken as directed. During pregnancy, you should discuss your medicine use with your doctor or pharmacist.
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Reporting side effects
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You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems